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Dalhousie a town frozen in time

Updated: Jun 18, 2020

Sunset at Dalhousie. (E Kay)

By E Kay

Delhi was reeling in heat with temperatures reaching 40 plus degree Celsius. So what do we do. We pack a few bags and head off to the hills. This time it was a tiny town about 560 kms from Delhi to Dalhousie. Dalhousie is a home to colonial-era buildings, including St. Francis and St. John’s churches, which date back to the rule of the British Raj in the 1800s.

There are numerous buses, cars and trains to reach Dalhousie. Trains reach up to Pathankot and from there you can take a car or a bus. The nearest airport is also situated at Pathankot.

We travelled by a night bus. The bus ride itself wasn't a very pleasant one but the anticipation and the eagerness to get out of the scorching heat was all that mattered.

It usually takes about 10 hours to reach Dalhousie. Our bus was quite slow and so we reached at around 11am.